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ATE 234 - Standard Transmission/Transaxle/Drivetrain

Credits: 3
5 Skills Lab Hours

This course introduces the student to the design, assembly, operation and diagnostic procedures for clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, differential components and drive axle components. Drivetrain vibration analysis and noise correction are also discussed. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Disassemble and reassemble a manual transmission or transaxle.
  2. Disassemble and reassemble a differential assembly.
  3. Disassemble and reassemble an all-wheel drive transfer case.
  4. Perform on-car diagnostic procedures relating to various drivetrain systems and all-wheel drive systems.
  5. Perform on-car diagnostic procedures regarding noise and vibration.
Listed Topics
  1. Clutch theory, operation and diagnosis
  2. Manual transmission/transaxle, theory, operation and diagnosis
  3. Differential theory, operation and diagnosis
  4. Utilization of special service tools, factory procedures and service information
  5. Noise and vibration diagnosis
  6. Transfer case theory, operation and diagnosis
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021
Last Reviewed: 3/25/2021

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